February 20, 2006
Buster Crabbe Cowboy!
Well, heres something I didnt know, aside from making laughable serials, Crabbe also made quite a number of westerns. Here, in the amazingly titled Shadows Of Death, Crabbe is presented as the King of The Wild West (??) and that he and his partner, affectionately (Im sure) named Fuzzy (theres always a sidekick in these westerns that wind up with a stupid name) are presented as Our Old Pals. Whatever you say Mr. Movie! Anyways, Crabbe arrives into town to help his friend Fuzzy with a suspicious individual who may or may not have murdered a courier with some important documents to widen a town. Theres also a feeble love interest in there somewhere for good measure.
All in all, this Western was certainly passable, it was certainly surprising to see Buster Crabbe in something else than Sci-Fi, and he actually looks comfortable in a cowboy hat. The plot is not bad, but I could have liked a little less stupid comedy from Fuzzy.
All in all, not bad.